Riversnake – Handwoven textile artwork


Handwoven silk and bamboo textiles

Dimensions: 19.5″h x 16″w

I use my artistic voice as a platform for speaking to our current times.  This allows me to address issues close to my heart while creating beautiful art for someone. I use my fabrics as others use paints or inks.

My Riversnake handwoven textile artwork addresses the damage to our environment by the textile and fashion industries in which I have worked. These industries have destroyed waterways throughout the world, leaving individuals without any clean drinking water and physical ailments.

For Riversnake, I use my original handwoven textiles as a metaphorical ground around the yarns that create the river.  The river begins clear at the top of the piece but gradually changes color, reflecting the accumulation of chemical dye runoff from the textiles produced to meet the demands of fashion consumers.

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